Honda Activa 5G Vs Hero Maestro Edge Comparison: Design, Specifications, Features, Price And Mileage

By Sukesh

Honda has launched the new Activa 5G in India at a starting price of Rs 52,460 ex-showroom (Delhi).The new Activa 5G is equipped with new features such as LED headlight with prominent chrome garnish. The new Activa 5G was first revealed at the Auto Expo 2018.

Honda Activa 5G Vs Hero Maestro Edge Comparison: Design, Specifications, Features, Price & Mileage

The Honda Activa has been a dominant player in the scooter segment in India. The Activa 5G too has been selling like hot cakes in the country. One of the rivals for the new Activa 5G is the Hero Maestro Edge. So, how does the Hero Maestro Edge compete against the Honda Activa 5G?

Let's find out in this comparison between Honda Activa 5G and Hero Maestro Edge on design, specifications, features, price and mileage.

Honda Activa 5G Vs Hero Maestro Edge Comparison: Design, Specifications, Features, Price & Mileage

Design

On the design front, the new Honda Activa 5G remains similar to the Activa 4G. The prominent highlight of the Activa 5G is the LED headlight with integrated position lamp and chrome garnish. The design of the front apron also remains unchanged as compared to the Activa 4G.

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    The side profile of the new Honda Activa 5G now features the 5G badging and rest of the design elements are identical to the Activa 4G. The tail light design is also identical to the Activa 4G with a large pillion grab rail.

    The Honda Activa 5G has not received any significant updates to the design, but Honda has made sure that the scooter looks refreshing with the addition of small design changes.

    Honda Activa 5G Vs Hero Maestro Edge Comparison: Design, Specifications, Features, Price & Mileage

    The Hero Maestro Edge features slightly bulky design as opposed to the Activa 5G. The scooter gets a dual-tone front cowl and apron with a large headlamp and apron-mounted turn indicators. The rearview mirrors get a silver garnish which adds a premium touch to the scooter.

    Honda Activa 5G Vs Hero Maestro Edge Comparison: Design, Specifications, Features, Price & Mileage

    The side profile of the Maestro Edge is simple and neat and features Maestro Edge badging and exhaust muffler finished in silver colour. The rear of the scooter gets an LED tail light and an external fuel filler cap. Overall, both the scooters are evenly matched in terms of design.

    Overall Design Rating

    Honda Activa 5G 8/10
    Hero Maestro Edge 8/10

    Honda Activa 5G Vs Hero Maestro Edge Comparison: Design, Specifications, Features, Price & Mileage

    Features

    The Honda Activa 5G is equipped with premium features such as LED headlight with position lamps, semi-digital instrument cluster with service intervals and ECO speed indicator and 4-in-1 lock.

    Honda Activa 5G Vs Hero Maestro Edge Comparison: Design, Specifications, Features, Price & Mileage

    The scooter also features new bag hooks on the front and rear of the footboard area and a seat-release button. Other features include mobile charging port, metal body and tubeless tyres.

    Honda Activa 5G Vs Hero Maestro Edge Comparison: Design, Specifications, Features, Price & Mileage

    The Hero Maestro Edge also comes with a host of features such as semi-digital instrument cluster, LED tail light, external fuel filler, Anti-theft system, mobile charging port, boot light, alloy wheels and tubeless tyres.

    The Hero Maestro Edge gets all the features similar to the Activa 5G but misses out on the LED headlight. The Maestro Edge gets an external fuel filler cap which will be extremely convenient.

    Overall Features Rating

    Honda Activa 5G 8/10
    Hero Maestro Edge 8/10

    Honda Activa 5G Vs Hero Maestro Edge Comparison: Design, Specifications, Features, Price & Mileage

    Safety

    The Honda Activa 5G features a combi-braking system (CBS) which applies the brake on both the wheels when the front or rear brake is applied. The Honda Activa 5G does not get a disc brake even as an option.

    Honda Activa 5G Vs Hero Maestro Edge Comparison: Design, Specifications, Features, Price & Mileage

    The Hero Maestro Edge also features integrated braking which is similar to Honda's CBS. The Maestro Edge also does not get a disc brake.

    Overall Safety Rating

    Honda Activa 5G 7/10
    Hero Maestro Edge 7/10

    Honda Activa 5G Vs Hero Maestro Edge Comparison: Design, Specifications, Features, Price & Mileage

    Engine Specifications, Gearbox & Mileage

    Honda Activa 5G draws power from the existing 109.19cc single-cylinder engine producing 8bhp and 9Nm of torque. The engine is coupled to a CVT gearbox. The Activa 5G returns a claimed mileage of 60kpl.

    Honda Activa 5G Vs Hero Maestro Edge Comparison: Design, Specifications, Features, Price & Mileage

    Powering the Hero Maestro Edge is a 110.9cc single-cylinder engine producing 8bhp and 8.7Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a CVT gearbox. The Maestro Edge delivers a mileage of around 51kpl.

    Overall Engine Rating

    Honda Activa 5G 8/10
    Hero Maestro Edge 7.5/10

    Honda Activa 5G Vs Hero Maestro Edge Comparison: Design, Specifications, Features, Price & Mileage

    Pricing

    The Honda Activa 5G is launched in India with a price tag of Rs Rs 52,460 for the standard model and Rs 54,325 for the DLX variant. All prices are ex-showroom (Delhi).

    On the other hand, the Hero Maestro Edge carries a price tag of Rs 49,900 for the drum brake alloy wheel model and Rs 50,900 for the dual-tone variant. All prices are ex-showroom (Delhi). The Activa 5G is slightly expensive than the Maestro Edge, but with the addition of LED headlight, it certainly justifies its price tag.

    Honda Activa 5G Vs Hero Maestro Edge Comparison: Design, Specifications, Features, Price & Mileage

    Verdict

    Both the Honda Activa 5G and the Hero Maestro Edge are very good scooters for daily commuting and offer a lot of features. But the Activa 5G has an advantage of stylish LED headlight which makes it unique in the 110cc scooter segment.

    The Activa 5G makes for a better package with the reliable Honda engine and the full metal body. The Hero Maestro Edge is equally capable scooter with a host of features. Activa 5G should be your choice if you don't mind spending close to Rs 55,000. If you are on a budget, then Hero Maestro Edge should be your best option.

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